Society

Kien Giang actively implementing ethnic policies

The Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang has spent around 600 billion VND (27.6 million USD) building and upgrading infrastructure facilities to support disadvantaged households in ethnic minority areas since 2011.
Society

Ha Nam responds to national clean water week

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Vietnam Farmers Union (VFU) have launched nationwide activities in response to the National Week Clean Water and Environmental Hygiene 2015 (April 29-May 6).
Society

Banks asked to expand support for disadvantaged members

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has asked the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) and the Vietnam Bank for Social Policies (VBSP) to assist with housing gaps and generate jobs for welfare beneficiaries and households living at or below the poverty line.
Health

Water checks key to fighting diarrhoea

The Ministry of Health has ordered localities to supervise water quality at water supply stations to prevent outbreaks of acute diarrhoea, particularly in poor areas.
National clean water week launched in Bac Ninh Society

National clean water week launched in Bac Ninh

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) and the People’s Committee of the northern province of Bac Ninh on April 25 held a ceremony to launch the 2014 national week of clean water and environmental sanitation.
Society

Dak Nong province supports ethnic minority groups

The Central Highlands province of Dak Nong will invest 500 billion VND (23.5 million USD) in a project designed to improve the capacity of local ethnic minorities on sustainable economic development in 2013-2016 period.
RoK helps Can Tho build rural water facilities Society

RoK helps Can Tho build rural water facilities

The Republic of Korea’s Ministry of Environment pledged a non-refundable aid package of 10.5 billion VND (500,000 USD) for the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho to build water supply facilities in its rural communes.
Society

EC-funded project helps flood-affected people

As many as 3,200 households in the Mekong Delta provinces of An Giang and Dong Thap, which are frequently visited by flood, have had new homes and clean water supply facilities to stabilize their lives.
Ministry reviews livelihoods in marine areas Environment

Ministry reviews livelihoods in marine areas

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) reviewed the implementation of the Sustainable Livelihoods in and around Marine Protected Areas (LMPA) programme in the 2006 – 2011 period in Hanoi on Dec. 6.